High-Quality Deck Lighting
One often-overlooked piece of a deck project is lighting—specifically, low-voltage LED lighting that will stand the test of time.
One thing that I think is often overlooked on deck projects is low-voltage LED lighting. There’s an abundance of options out there, but I try to stick with brands that will stand the test of time. I’ve been let down so many times by premature failures of outdoor LED systems that I was determined to find at least one brand that I could stand behind after installation. For me, that’s In-lite.
I like to use the In-lite Fusion 22 fixture for seating areas and the HYVE 22 for stair risers. They’re easy to install, come with a five-year warranty, and retail for around $40 to $45 each. I’ve enjoyed using these lights so much that I worked with the company to create a limited edition Dr. Decks Dark light, featuring a black bezel that makes the lights less conspicuous than the standard stainless-steel versions.
In-lite also carries a multitude of lighting options for landscaping and other outdoor features. Visit their website or my Dr. Decks Instagram page and YouTube channel for inspiration.
—Jason Russell, custom deck builder
From Fine Homebuilding #298